i am going out on friday and saturday. scoutted a nice area yesterday with a few buddys. found 7 gobblers that answerd us, and a few hens. and seen a few deer there to. latter in the afternoon i scouted an area that is bow only and seen several deer. and pushed an enormous deer out of a swamp. cant wait till deer season.
well i cant give the exact spots due to the fact that they are not mine. but its in central mass near the quabbin its right next to barre falls. i dont know the exact town though... friday is going to be my first turkey hunt.. hell its my first hunting experience.. its only tuesday and i am excited already. i can still hear the sound of those gobblers in the distance,
Rolled one today... he came right in to my decoy and calls... first thing in the morning. I put the bead on him, squeezed the trigger, and he went down like a ton of bricks. Usually I run right at them after I shoot and step on their heads, etc., but this time i started to gather my stuff. Then the bird flopped up and ran / flew away... I couldn't believe it... I must have just stunned him good.
Needless to say, I'm not a happy person this morning...
I put two pix in the bird huntin forum but I'll put one of them here to.I got my two birds already, heres the smaller one.
There is one tip I have learned over the years in hunting whitetails in late season snow. Do not overlook soybeans left standing on the edges of fence rows, woods, creeks, buildings wherever it might be, this is where the deer will be while the food lasts during late season. December/January will pull deer in from some distance away to feed on the easy to get to food.
I killed one of my nicest bucks off of a very small patch of soybeans that was left after rains created a...